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True Food Kitchen

395 Santa Monica Place, Suite 172, Santa Monica, CA 90401
+1 310-593-8300
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Ranked #3 of 565 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Villach, Austria
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is really a great place if you want to taste something different and more healthy than on other places. I wish there were more restaurants like this. Location and service are great too. I would definitely go another time. The only thing I didn't like is that they didn't have draft beers but selection of bottled was good.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A diverse menu of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Everyone (including the kids) loved their meals. Nicely styled restaurant with outdoor seating. The service was very good.

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San Jose, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were fortunate to find this restaurant as we walked by during a long weekend stay in Santa Monica. We are not vegetarians but everything we tried was excellent. Our waitress was very helpful with questions about the menu. She also gave us some advice on our sightseeing plans. The restaurant is clean, modern and was crowded for dinner. It... More

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Excellent food and drink. Couldn't get a table so ate at the bar. Great fun watching everything being prepared. Highly recommended. The cucumber cocktails are superb.

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Santa Monica, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I'm not vegetarian, but I love their food. It's clean and fresh. It's located inside Santa Monica Place on the ground floor. If you are looking for something light to eat or weekend brunch/lunch, this place offers variety of dishes and you can always find something you want to try. Oh, their drink The Natural made from ginger, agave and... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

service was impeccable, venue was open and modern, great for groups. i had red chilli shrimp with the noodle option, salmon dip to start with and medicine man drink. all very delicious, needed a little more seasoning on the shrimp. but otherwise exactly what i wanted. it was fresh and healthy and i was full afterwards. highly recommend!

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

If you are craving a healthy version of chorizo, try the tofu wrap. So delish and very filling. Hangover RX is an absolute must- no hangover required. Pom limeade is also very good, tangy refreshing drink. Walk to Penzy's Spices nearby for those of you who enjoy cooking.

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

the restaurant decor is fresh and airy just like their food and drinks. everything on the menu comes from local farmers markets and is prepared upon order. their terrace is beautiful and it is fun to have lunch there! the home-made drinks are refreshing and delicious! great great place!

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Los Angeles, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Had brunch here on a Sunday morning. Went in about 10am to beat the chaotic Santa Monica shopping croud that develops from about midday. The place had loads of place to sit, inside or outside. The service was some of the best I've experienced in Santa Monica. The food was simple and good. They'll do whatever they can to bring... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Really tasty food - we ate outside on the terrace and had street tacos (which were actually somewhat elegant) and a brown rice bowl - fresh ingredients, great taste, friendly service. A tasty choice!

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